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Old 26 October 2007, 16:38   #51
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Dealer at the London boatshow told me the F100 was from Ford and converted to marine use by Yamaha. Not sure how true this is but many of the 4-S outboards used currently are either shared blocks and/or converted from car units. Johnson outboards are re-badged Suzuki 4-strokes 7;lastest Honda 90 is from the Jazz.
And selva is yamaha and mercury tohatsu etc etc , the list is never ending , but I would find it hard to believe that yamaha would need to use a ford engine ,

that would be like the japs or germans employing land rover to make a decent diesel engine or gearbox
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Old 26 October 2007, 17:32   #52
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, but I would find it hard to believe that yamaha would need to use a ford engine ,
Yamaha have developed several engines for Ford - the 1.7 in the Puma for example - so there is some sort of tie up there somewhere.
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Old 26 October 2007, 17:43   #53
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Yamaha have developed several engines for Ford - the 1.7 in the Puma for example - so there is some sort of tie up there somewhere.
that sounds more like it i actually wrote that it was more likely Yam made an engine for Ford then deleted it as i was speculating .
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Old 26 October 2007, 18:03   #54
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I suspect there may have been some Ford involvement with the new 350 V8 outboard - 5.3L V8 and that much weight it just has to be Yank!!!

Not the first time Ford/Yam have made a V8 either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Yamaha_V8_engine
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Was watching the engineers trying to bleed the air out the oil system today, took 2 hours. Had to remove the oil pump and prime up to there, then the time consuming injector hoses....Took forever! After crimping the return hose and revving the engine, they managed to get loads of smoke out the back.

They've put the outboard back to Run-in mode just to make sure plenty of oil gets though.

Glad I confirmed the warantee with BRP today

If it goes bang, do I get a new ETec?
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Old 04 November 2007, 14:26   #57
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I have always been taught not to trash the competition when selling. Jono, you may not like Evinrudes but nailing peoples choice of engine like Andy Hightowers in every post is getting a little boring, and I gaurantee it won't sell any more boats for you.

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Well you've been taught well then , I don't think I have been "nailing peoples choice of engines in every thread" just having some harmless banter over some unwise decisions . We sell Etecs and I'm not slagging off any competition, I was just stating the "FACT" that di's are not a wise engine choice ask BRP or any Evinrude dealer and they will tell you that DI were not in production very long for a very good reason.

When buying I have been taught not to penny pinch and buy from who ever offers the best advice from experience, knowledge and passion for the product. It a shame not all people haven't been taught this and just like saving a few quid; and go to the man with the tool shed; who likes to "play" with boats; who's never hung an engine in his life! (Chris; I'm not having a dig at you)

Now if we cant have harmless banter we may as-well go and watch Heartbeat or Corry
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We sell Etecs and I'm not slagging off any competition
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When buying I have been taught not to penny pinch and buy from who ever offers the best advice from experience, knowledge and passion for the product. It a shame not all people haven't been taught this and just like saving a few quid; and go to the man with the tool shed; who likes to "play" with boats; who's never hung an engine in his life! (Chris; I'm not having a dig at you)
Having just gone through problems caused by bad rigging I can say one thing for sure, tool shed or very nice dealer showroom just outside of exeter it makes very little difference. In fact one thing that has become very apparent to me is appearence means very little in this business.
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So why the doctored picture of Etecs above
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Having just gone through problems caused by bad rigging I can say one thing for sure, tool shed or very nice dealer showroom just outside of exeter it makes very little difference. In fact one thing that has become very apparent to me is appearence means very little in this business.
Totally agree, but experience, passion, professionalism is everything. You wont find a fancy showroom with us, why sell a boat from a show room when I have the hole of cardigan bay. We have hole load of companies selling boats 300 yards from us with fancy show rooms who haven't sold a boat for months. We've got a basic office and classroom by the water and sold 6 boats in the last week.

Why did you go for an ETec not a DI?

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